Arrest made in fatal Jacksonville shooting

Arrest made in fatal Jacksonville shooting
Christopher M. Blackwell, 35 (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KLTV) - Jacksonville Police said a person is dead after a shooting in the city Monday afternoon.

Police report at 12:16 P.M., police and fire departments were dispatched to the shooting in the 500 block of Myrtle Drive in Jacksonville.

Officers discovered a man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to UT Health in Jacksonville and later flown to UT Tyler where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Mathew W. Nock, 33, from Jacksonville.

Witnesses describe a verbal confrontation between two males prior to the shooting, according to police.

Officers arrested Christopher M. Blackwell, 35, from Jacksonville for the murder. Blackwell was arrested at the scene and transported to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

JPD investigators, as well as the Texas Rangers continue the investigation.

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